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Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Monday, March 26, 2012
Safety News Briefs - Week Of March 26th
A weekly feature that provides short summaries of safety related news articles with links to the complete stories in other publications.
Cal/OSHA Cites to Community Recycling & Resource Recovery
Cal/OSHA issued sixteen citations totaling $166,890 against Lamont-based composting facility Community Recycling and Resource Recovery. The citations were issued as the result of an investigation triggered by the Oct. 12, 2011 deaths of two brothers, Armando and Eladio Ramirez, aged 16 and 22. The workers died due to inhalation of hydrogen sulfide gas while cleaning an underground storm drain system at the recycling facility.
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MSHA’s Recent Expansive Use Of Section 103(k) Closes Mines
In the last year, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has shut down several mines and imposed significant operating costs on mine operators by expanding the scope and use of Section 103(k) orders. Mine operators have been forced to shut down even where no discernible event occurred.
The Deadliest Jobs in Rhode Island
The most common cause for any workplace injuries—especially fatalities—is simply a failure to recognize the hazards involved, said James Celenza, director of the Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, a nonprofit organization.
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Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies May Lead To OSHA Citation
OSHA has put out a memo directing inspectors to cite safety incentive programs under OSHA's whistleblower and recordkeeping rules. The memo states that the following situation should result in a whistleblower citation: "an employer might enter all employees who have not been injured in the previous year in a drawing to win a prize, or a team of employees might be awarded a bonus if no one from the team is injured over some period of time"
Read The OSHA Memo Here
Read Article In EHS Today
Related Past Posts:
Safety New Briefs March 19th
Safety New Briefs March 12th
Safety News Briefs March 5th
Labels: MHSA, occupational safety standards
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